I am thrilled that it is a short week. We have Friday off and La Luz and I will be heading to Thibodaux to spend the Easter weekend out there. It will be great to see everyone who is in town for Easter and have some fun in the country. I am really looking forward to seeing the new colt and taking a nap or two in the hammock. Unfortunately, Christian is going to be here in New Orleans all weekend for the Easter Classic volleyball tournament.
The weekend raced by, as usual. Friday afternoon La Luz and I went to the ASH Baby Party with AJ. La Luz had a great time playing with all of the other kids and particularly loved the merry-go-round.
Friday night we went to dinner at Sake with Mike and Kelli and the kids and, at my urging, ended up at La Divina Gelateria. On Saturday La Luz and I ran in a race at Audubon Park with a bunch of people from work. We had a great time and La Luz was substantially more cooperative than she was for the race last weekend. That afternoon when Christian returned from coaching the quiz bowl team he planted some daisies for La Luz. We spent the evening sitting on the porch watching La Luz tear the lantana apart, trying to explain to her why she can't do the same thing to the daisies.
Saturday night was super-mellow. Christian bbq'd and after La Luz went to sleep we watched Stranger Than Fiction. I heard only negative things about the movie so I was a bit hesitant to take the time to watch it. I was totally surprised by how much I liked the movie. It was a bit slow, admittedly, but it was touching, sort of heartbreaking even.
Although it threatened to rain all day today it never did. Instead, it was a lovely, calm, quiet sort of windy-gray day, just the kind that is perfect for a lazy Sunday. Christian woke up early and made blueberry muffins for La Luz and me. After breakfast La Luz and I went to palm Sunday mass. I was reluctant to take her because it is the longest mass of the year but, with the exception of a ten minute sprint around the back of the church in the middle of the homily, she was very well-behaved. After mass we went to the zoo for a few hours and La Luz enjoyed every minute of it, of course.
After dinner with mom-mom and pop who had just returned from their trip to NYC, La Luz crashed but not after first pitching a bit of a fit about the Easter bunny. I don't know when it happened exactly but all of the sudden she became totally and completely paralyzed with fear at the thought of the Easter bunny coming over; Donnie Darko anyone?
Although it seems there would not have been enough time in our busy lives, Christian and I also managed to take care of some crucial tasks this weekend:
1. wash and dry La Luz's bun-bun - he is like new;
2. clean the air conditioning filter upstairs;
3. do laundry (does not include actually put laundry away, only washing and folding);
4. water the plants (since it didn't ever really rain);
5. watch one of the netflix we have had for 4 weeks; and
6. come up with a tentative summer schedule for La Luz.
Just a small sampling of the things that keep this house operating like the not so well oiled machine that it is.